Accessibility

The Senator John Heinz History Center is committed to providing exhibits, programs, and public spaces that are inclusive and accessible for all visitors.

Heinz History Center

Accessibility Details

  • Accessible parking is available in the surrounding parking lots.
  • The History Center galleries are wheelchair accessible.
  • Many exhibits have videos with closed captioning and induction loops.
  • Service animals are always welcome.
  • A map of the History Center is available at the admissions desk.
  • Accessible restrooms are located on floors 1, 2, 3, and 6.
  • Visitors are welcome to nurse anywhere they feel comfortable. A private nursing room is located on the 6th floor.

Additional Services

Wheelchairs: A limited number of manual wheelchairs and baby strollers are available to visitors on a first come, first served basis located in the 1st floor coat room.

Sensory Bags: Sensory bags containing fidgets, noise reducing earmuffs and earplugs, sunglasses and a flashlight are available to borrow (at no cost by leaving an ID) on a first come, first served basis in the Museum Shop.

Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs): The History Center offers personal amplification systems for all General Public and Adult tours as well as all Public Programs such as talks and lectures. Our ALDs consist of a single earpiece and a receiver and are also compatible with T-coil equipped hearing aids. ALDs are available to borrow at no cost by leaving an ID.

Sign language: Sign language interpreters are available for tours and programs with advance notice to ensure availability. To schedule a sign language interpreter, please contact the group tour coordinator, Christina McElwain, at 412-454-6304 or reservations@heinzhistorycenter.org.

Support staff: The History Center will grant free admission to any therapeutic staff support, counselor, doctor, therapist, or nurse that accompanies a visitor.

The History Center’s accessibility coordinator is Allison Herrmann. She can be reached at aeherrmann@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6374.

Fort Pitt Museum

Please contact the Fort Pitt Museum directly at 412-281-9284 for their accessibility information.

Meadowcroft

Please contact Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village directly at 724-587-3412 for accessibility information.